While my eminent departure from my friends and family in Illinois is looming over me, I have to say that I always love the last week of the semester. Finals don't stress me out as much as most people, and I love that my schedule this week allows for some much need cramming in time with everyone I love out here. The reasoning for it is sad, sure, but it's great to have an excuse to for coffee and ice creams dates with everyone every day.
This particular day was spent at a local coffee shop with some friends for hours, which led to hanging out well into the early hours of the next morning. As we were leaving the shop, Jenn and I made our way to the back of the building to snap these photos. Although I could never see myself settling down in one past college, small towns sure do have the most unique spots for pictures.
This was also the perfect day to debut my new top from D4discus. I featured a different shirt from the shop in one my posts a little while ago, and I was so excited when Seiko, the designer behind the brand, offered to send me this one. D4discus is Peter Pan collars and nostalgia galore, so naturally I love every piece. Can you believe that out of all of the things I own with collars and polka dots, this is actually my only piece to combine the two? It must have been fate. Plus, it worked perfectly with my red thrifted cardigan that's quickly becoming a staple in my closet.
One of my favorite things about having this blog is the opportunities I've gotten to support small business owners. All of the clothes from D4discus are designed, cut, and sewn from Seiko's studio in London, and many of the pieces are made from vintage fabric. Her shop is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Also, you've still got until Friday to enter Flock Together's $75 Modcloth giveaway!
Top: c/o D4discus
Skirt, cardigan, shoes, belt: Thrifted
While I received this top for free, all opinions in this post are entirely my own.